Walking Safari Holidays in Africa

If you’re looking to get up close and personal to Africa’s fantastic wildlife, a walking safari is the holiday for you. In the company of an expert guide, you’ll experience an intimate safari where you can thoroughly soak up the scenery, listen to the call of rare birds, and spot small mammals that you may otherwise miss on a game drive.

Walking safaris

Exploring Africa’s vast, but wildlife-rich wilderness on foot provides a totally different experience to that of a game drive, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in nature and understand on a closer level how its ecosystem works.

The great thing about the pace and intimacy of a walking safari is that your guide will be able to coach you on how to identify tracks, how to recognise intriguing mini beasts, as well as teach you valuable survival and bush skills.

Our travel experts can help you plan the walking safari holiday of a lifetime, whether it’s trekking in northern Kenya or a walking safari in Botswana, we’ll create the perfect bespoke trip for you.



Are African walking safaris safe?

While a walking safari is one of the ultimate ways to experience Africa, it’s important that you use an operator with a proven safety record. At Scott Dunn, we only work with operators that have been in the business for years and use experienced, responsible guides. In some areas, your guide will be accompanied by an armed ranger as an extra precaution.

The Best Destinations for a Walking Safari in Africa

While our travel experts can find you the perfect walking safari all over Africa, Kenya and Tanzania remain the most popular destinations. A great experience for solo travellers, couples and families with older children, a walking safari holiday exploring Africa’s breathtakingly diverse landscapes is the perfect way to get back to nature.

While on a walking safari, you’ll no doubt want a comfortable place to lay your hat at the end of a busy day wildlife spotting. Luckily, you’re spoilt for choice with our luxurious collection of stylish tents, spacious lodges and quaint thatched cottages. Expect elegant amenities like open-air baths and private verandas with views across the plains, so you can truly immerse yourself in your surroundings.

Ol Malo

Ol Malo

Laikipia, Northern Kenya

Ol Malo is a beautiful lodge set in the heart of the Laikipia Plateau, which runs from the foothills of Mt Kenya to the edge of the Great Rift Valley. The main lodge has breathtaking views and has four rooms while Ol Malo House accommodates 12 guests.

Adventure Off the beaten track Wildlife Eco/ethical tourism
Tena Tena Camp

Tena Tena Camp

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Tena Tena is a remote seasonal camp lying within the quiet Nsefu sector of the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. Tena Tena's six comfortable and stylish tents ensure a unique wilderness safari experience.

Adventure Wildlife Eco/ethical tourism Off the beaten track
Karisia Walking Safaris

Karisia Walking Safaris

Laikipia, Northern Kenya, Kenya

Karisia Walking Safaris is an award-winning safari company specialising in walking safaris and supported by camels. Walking safaris are a unique and exciting way to experience a safari and gain a whole new understanding and respect for the bush.

Adventure Wildlife Off the beaten track
Nkwali Camp

Nkwali Camp

South Luangwa National Park, Luangwa Valley, Zambia

Nkwali Camp is situated just outside the South Luangwa National Park. The camp has six delightful thatched cottages with open-air en-suite bathrooms.

Adventure Wildlife Eco/ethical tourism Off the beaten track
Robin Pope Safaris Mobile Camp

Robin Pope Safaris Mobile Camp

South Luangwa National Park, Luangwa Valley, Zambia

Robin Pope Safaris Walking Mobile camps are situated in the far north of South Luangwa, along the perennial Mupamadzi River in Zambia. The camp moves every day or two, relocating to game rich areas each time and offering exhilarating walking safaris!

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Sarara Camp

Sarara Camp

Samburu National Park, Northern Kenya, Kenya

Sarara is a leading community-run tented camp set in the Mathews Range of Northern Kenya. Accommodation is in six double tents, each with flush-loos and open air showers. A natural rock swimming pool overlooks a waterhole frequently visited by animals.

Adventure Eco/ethical tourism Off the beaten track Riding
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Walking safari holiday guides and inspiration

Seeking inspiration for your walking safari holiday? From planning a family-friendly safari to scouring out the trek of a lifetime for your significant other, take a look at our expert walking safari guides and begin your adventure today.

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